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Australian Foreign Investment Review January 2016

19 January 2016 | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Legal Briefings – By Tony Damien, Matthew FitzGerald, ..., Paul Branston and Nathan Colangelo


We are delighted to welcome you to the seventh edition of Herbert Smith Freehills Australian Foreign Investment Review.

In this edition of the Australian Foreign Investment Review, we focus on the recent changes to Australia's foreign investment laws and the impact of these changes on particular sectors.

Firstly, Tony Damian and Malika Chandrasegaran provide a summary of the recent changes, highlighting the key points that you need to know.

Matthew FitzGerald and Mary Boittier provide an overview of the changes that specifically affect the Australian agribusiness sector and consider the likely impact of these changes on foreign investment in Australian agribusiness.

Robert Nicholson and Annabel Sampson discuss the positive and negative consequences of the new legislative package for foreign government investors.

Simon Haddy and Annabel Sampson hold the microscope over the infrastructure and utilities sectors and discuss the particular implications of the recent changes for these two sectors.

Finally, Paul Branston and Nathan Colangelo discuss the impact of the new foreign investment laws on the energy and resources sector.

We trust you will enjoy the seventh edition of the Australian Foreign Investment Review.

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